Pirio Kasparov finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic when the fishing boat she's on is rammed by a freighter that looms out of the silence of the sea. She somehow survives for nearly four hours in the icy water and is rescued by the Coast Guard. The boat's owner and Pirio's fisherman friend, Ned, is not so fortunate. He disappears without a trace. Compelled to look after Ned's son, Pirio can't shake the suspicion that the boat's sinking - and Ned's death - was no accident.
Frost's third book of poetry, North of Boston, is an extraordinary set of poems that are nearly dramas, conversations drawn from the heat of life, love, and death. From "Home Burial" and "Death of the Hired Man" to "A Hundred Collars" and "The Generations of Man", Frost's work in this volume spans the whole range of human experience, expressed always in his characteristic dry, matter-of-fact, yet wonderfully musical verse.
"A poor second"
Elisabeth Elo's debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north. When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But her fisherman friend Ned, the boat's owner, is not so lucky.
Hear comedian Kelly MacFarland perform standup comedy from her album, Bombshell, recorded at Mottley's Comedy Club in 2011.